Ceilbot Previous work at Aalto
In Fall 2009 four teams developed different concepts and application scenarios for the Ceilbot. A consultant from House Construction Department clarified the applicable methods to mount the robot onto ceiling.
Home robot team
Sportshall robot team
Fire fighter robot team
House construction consultation
On the second semester of activity theree students continued with visual object detection, map-building and fixture design.
In Fall 2010 Students designed the rail system and a modular attachement grid for it, a demonstration model for the continuum manipulator, software for GIMnet-based control and communications (http://gim.tkk.fi/GIMnet , http://gim.tkk.fi/MaCI), software for odometry, and 3D map-building algorithms.
Grid and Rail system
During Spring 2011 building of the system started. The rail system and its mounting grid were assembled in the premises of Aalto Design Factory. Also a demonstration model of the manipulator was realized. Drive electronics for a 2 dof. camera scanner was designed and prototyped, batteries for energy system were explored and use of Microsoft Kinect for 3D mapping was explored. Further work on software was conducted.
Rail system assembled
Batteries for energy system
2 dof. scanner controller